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Endace Launches Low Latency Packet-Capture Probe

Endace , a provider of high-speed packet capture and analysis solutions, has launched a virtual packet-capture probe.

The new software enables a variety of different applications to simultaneously benefit from Endace’s 100-percent network packet capture and nanosecond time-stamping capabilities, according to the vendor.

By divorcing packet capture from applications, companies can, for the first time, compare the results from different applications, with the assurance that the base data is 100-percent accurate. For organizations that rely on multiple and different systems and applications to measure trade platform latency, feed latency and network performance, this is a significant advance from yesterday’s hardware-based point solutions that never quite agreed, Endace said.

“Endace has created innovation where organizations can separate the packet capture and analysis layer from the application layer,” explains Tim Nichols, VP marketing, Endace. “There is a material benefit from organizations who want to run applications en masse. Organizations want to reduce hardware, they have pressure on rack space and data centers. By being able to deploy one piece of hardware, they can have some real benefits.”

Mike Riley, chief executive officer at Endace, said: “By separating hardware from software, organizations can fundamentally change the way that they measure and manage their networks. Organizations need the ability to run their own proprietary applications in a managed environment with the ability to work with the best application vendors in the market. No organizations should be beholden to a single application vendor. The days of the point solution are gone.”

Available immediately, version 4.1 of Endace’s Probe Operating System for Monitoring software (OSM) leverages the power of the KVM hypervisor to enable third-party and homegrown applications to be installed. Endace’s central probe management functionality provides all the necessary tools to not only manage multiple distributed probes spread across the globe, but also to manage multiple applications.

Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald ... View Full Bio

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